Hundreds turn out for the Knowle Fun Run - The Solihull Observer

Hundreds turn out for the Knowle Fun Run

Solihull Editorial 22nd May, 2019   0

THE SUN shone down on runners in Knowle at the weekend.

Serious runners, fun runners, mini runners and fancy dress runners all converged on Arden School for the 36th annual charity fund-raiser organised by the Knowle and Dorridge Lions.

And the efforts of the 1,400 runners looks set to have netted over £30,000 for local causes and the two main charities chosen for this year – Solo Life Opportunities, the UK Sepsis Trust.

West Midlands Mayor, Andy Street, sent the runners on their way at midday before jumping off the podium and completing the 5k race in 25 minutes 10 seconds.

Around 200 under 10 year olds took part in four runs around Arden school’s fields.

Fun Run lead Lion Adrian Harris said: “We really appreciate how lucky we are to have the support of a long list of local companies, too many to mention any one.

“This enables us to tell runners that every pound of entry fee, donation or sponsorship raised will go to our nominated charities.

“We hope the event will have raised over £30,000 when all the runners sponsorship has been received.

“As usual many runners raised funds for their own favourite charities and we shall never know how many thousands of pounds to add to that we receive, unless they tell us.”


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